jghartle (1) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
We believe this particular one was bottled in 2006. Freshness date 140710. Incredibly enough, even though this bottle is 4 years old, it poured a lovely dark brown with a thick, three finger creamy head. Yeast sprinkles on the head looked almost like cinnamon. The only affect that age seemed to have on this, is in the aroma. Very slight, almost imperceptible scent of dark, sticky fruits. The taste was phenomenal! Heavy malts, dark, sticky fruits (almost like fig newton filling) with subtle spices and a thin, refreshing mouthfeel. Age has only improved this wonderful beer!
Zasavc (11) - - APR 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Belgians are true masters. Nice color, fantastic aroma and great taste. Top notch!
RickFifty (933) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany brown color, creamy beige head. Belgian yeast nose, candi sugar, raisins, malty, hints of coffee and cloves. Rich malty taste, candi sugar, anise, Belgian yeast, hints of alcohol and marzipan. Full body, soft to average carbonation.
Gespuccian (64) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This is just great. Even my non-beer-drinking wife thinks so. Dark brown amber in color. Dried fruits on the aroma. A full flavor palate - there’s so much going on here - date, fig, raisin, candy sugar, malt. Yet so balanced. Smooth, sweet, crisp. Very little bite from the high ABV. Really, really good.
mabuzzer (461) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark reddish brown colour with a fizzy off white head. Aroma of Christmas cake and alcohol. Taste is banana, bread, yeast, dried fruit. Lovely
chrisnmn (9) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
You can read all the other comments regarding the smells, looks, etc, im only going to say, this beer is excellent, you simply can't go wrong with this one. Some of the best examples of what a Belgium beer is. Highly recommended.
Duracell (28) - Montreal, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330-mL bottle bought in Belgium, poured into a wine glass.
Deep brown color with orange hues. Beige bubbly head which fades off rather quickly leaving nothing behind.
Aromas of plums, raisins, biscuits, Belgian yeast, a hint of alcohol, and a nice herbal hoppiness in the back. Brilliant nose!
On the palate, fresh hops upfront, followed by caramel, dark fruits and yeast. Bittersweet finish with herbal hops. Smooth, with no traces of alcohol.
An amazing beer, but I still prefer the hoppier profile of the Westvleteren 12.
Hopverdju (338) - BELGIUM - APR 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Donkerbruin bier met beige schuimkraag. Geur: moutzoetig, brood, kandij, pruimen, alcoholisch en zelfs wat anijs. Smaak: zoetig, dadels, wat anijs en vleugje zout. Mooie balans. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Redelijk volmondig. Afdronk: warm alcoholisch en zoetig, karamel.
Powerage71 (14) - SPAIN - APR 12, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cerveza oscura deliciosa, muy similar a Westlvteren XII, personalmente me gusta mas la autentica pero es una cerveza fantástica!
ChadPoole (102) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared a bottle with a friend, pours milky brown with a tan head and fairly high carbination level. Definitely has complex nose and taste, with a blend of bitter, sweet, and sour all in one. Great beer.
fellebag (1299) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Big rippling light brown head. Dark clear color, numerous small bubbles. Aroma is grapes, wood, leaves, hops, caramel, banana. Full body, but not too heavy. Sweet taste of herbs.